Mike Tyson has praised Logan Paul's performance against Floyd Mayweather, telling the YouTube star 'I was wrong'.
Paul went the eight-round distance against Mayweather earlier this month in an exhibition fight which wasn't scored by official judges.
And despite having told Paul he would be brutalised by Mayweather, Tyson has now changed his tune and in a facetime call with the YouTube star recorded by ESNews on YouTube, he excitedly heaped praise on the 26-year-old.
"You kicked his a**." Tyson said in the recorded phone call. "You're bad, I was wrong!
"I'm proud of you, you kicked a**, I'm proud of you… Everybody's talking about you, you're the man.
"You went eight rounds with the greatest of all times, I was telling people they don't want to try that s***. You got him with those punches."
Paul admitted that Mayweather was 'quick' on the call, before handing the phone over to his mother Pam Stepnick, who grew up watching Tyson's legendary heavyweight title run.
And Tyson also made a prediction for the next fight involving a Paul Brother, telling Logan that his younger sibling Jake was going to stop Tyron Woodley on August 28.
"What about Jake and Tyron Woodley?" Tyson continued. "Tyron's going to get knocked the f*** out right?
"Listen, until you guys lose I've got to stick with y'all, you made me proud, love, congratulations."
Logan Paul has already returned to his Puerto Rican training camp, where he and brother Jake will prepare for the Woodley fight while the elder sibling works on his next fight.
The Ohio native appears keen on a return to the ring, while a potential MMA fight with Bellator also could be possible, particularly against old rival and undefeated MMA fighter Dillon Danis.
Meanwhile his younger brother will face former UFC welterweight champion Woodley later this summer, in the first bout on his multi-fight deal with Showtime Boxing in the United States.
The pair both swapped their careers as YouTube video bloggers for the boxing ring in 2018, going professional after just one amateur bout.
Logan drew with fellow YouTuber JJ 'KSI' Olatunji in his first fight, while Jake stopped KSI's younger brother Deji in the co-main event of a pay-per-view event which reportedly sold 1.2m units at a lowered price of £7.50,
And the older brother went professional for his rematch with KSI, which he lost in November of 2019, and Jake followed with a win on his pro debut against another social media star called AnEsonGib in January 2020.
Jake Paul has continued on to win two more pro bouts, against NBA star Nate Robinson in November 2020 and then former UFC fighter and Olympic wrestler Ben Askren in April this year.
The brothers have a collective follower base eclipsing 100m across YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok making them two of the most famous fighters in the sport, despite their limited abilities.
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